09 September, 2009

My Birthday, Finally!

All in all, my birthday was a great day. I woke up late. I went to lunch at Happy Sumo with Shelb and Mom and we ate. And ate. And ate. And then ate cupcakes. [Come on, you had to know I would have cupcakes!] We shared between us the va-NIE-lla, key lime, dulce de leche and strawberry shortcake flavors from Sweet Tooth Fairy. YUMMMM. Then, I went home and did some grocery shopping [I actually enjoy grocery shopping] and figured out what we were going to do for the night. The Husband was super busy so he was in and out, but I had my and his family over for dinner [Wallaby's, thanks Mom!] and then dessert of... you guessed it, more cupcakes. But since it was my birthday, I took the easy route and bought them instead of making them. We got the ice cream cupcakes from Coldstone and they were pretty good!

And now the part you've been waiting for; the presents! I don't usually ask for much because really, I don't need much. But this year was AWESOME! I have a list of things I want and am saving for, and there were 6 things on it, but I got to mark off 2 of them! Super big thanks to my family.

At lunch, Shelby gave me the first half of her gift, which is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! She got me a 1948 vintage copy of my favorite book ever, Mr. Popper's Penguins. I am constantly using this book to talk the Husband into letting me raise penguins in our crawl space. No such luck yet, unfortunately.

Then the in-laws got me this little beauty [cross it off my list!], which I've already loaded with NIN, Metallica, A Perfect Circle, Rise Against, and a few others.

The second half of Shelby's gift was so rad - thanks to her, I am now the adoptive mommy of a leopard shark!! I love sharks, and I love my leopard cat, so mix the two and BAM! Coolest, most unique gift ever. I can't wait to go visit my new shark son. :D

And last, but most definitely not least, my newfound love. Let me give you a hint...

Do you know what it is? Any idea?

Gaaaah!!! Oh baby, it's a Kitchenaid in ORANGE!!! Oh, Kitchenaid, how do I love thee? And notice how it matches my cute little cupcake that my Mom bought for me awhile back? It couldn't feel more at home on my counter! This present was from my family and I ♥ it. [And if you couldn't guess, this was the second thing I got to cross off my list!]

So, all in all, you're jealous you don't have my super amazing family, aren't you? They are the cream of the crop, kids. As long as you don't mind a little [okay, a LOT] of crazy now and then.


  1. What a great birthday! Happy birthday! And I had my first Sweet Tooth Fairy cupcakes on Saturday, and they were delicious!

  2. I am drooling over your kitchen aid. Orange is my FAVORITE color. My kitchen aid is just platinum so boring in comparison.

  3. Ahhh what a great birthday! Your family rocks!

  4. Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day!

    (And I'm so jealous of the cupcakes. They should delish!)

  5. Happy Birthday! I love birthday and your shark as present as well!!!
    Flor (floreshayes@gmail.com)

  6. sounds like you had a great time..and I agree have a great family!

  7. Happy B-day! :) I am still holding out for my Kitchen Aid Standing Mixer. I love that machine :)

  8. Yes, I am totally jealous! Happy Birthday!

  9. what a bunch of awesome gifts!! I love the adopted shark! how unique!

  10. Okay please tell me that you knew my favorite color is orange?! I don't even cook, and I want that! I am jealous! It looks like you had a fantastic birthday!

  11. Psh! Best presents ever! Especially the book and the shark adoption. :)

    I'm glad your birthday was good!

  12. These are such great, personality-filled birthday gifts! : )


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